Video: Rob Warner vs. Rally Car

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Once upon a time, before Top Gear nicked the segment format, You Bet! pitted a lycra clad Rob Warner against rally driver Malcolm Wilson. Much as we’d like to see an update using a UCI Downhill World Cup track, those rally drivers do tend to skid a bit, don’t they? And just imagine the “What tyres?” threads. So instead, time travel back with us to circa 1996/97. Skip to 4:29 to get past all the studio waffling, and 6:12 for Rob’s run.

Can’t see the video? Here’s a link

We don’t want to spoil the ending, but find it hilarious that Rob’s wikpedia page notes “he did get to meet Jet from Gladiators”.

As it happens, one of the perks on our campaign for Mountain Biking: The Untold British Story is for you to to ride with Rob Warner! Lycra optional.

Rob Warner on You Bet!

David Hayward

Singletrack Contributor

David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.

Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.

Comments (11)

    Couldn’t get past Darren Day at the start. Was the rest of it any good?

    “He’s a gritty character…”
    Pretty accurate there then 😉

    Wow, that lycra really was a bit ‘lively’!

    I reckon jet had a bit of thing for Rob there!!

    The bike I ride to work on is better than Rob’s!

    I remember that! I’ve probably got it on a VHS somewhere.
    Jet from Gladiators… *sigh*

    You cut could the sexual tension with a knife

    Crikey I remember that from when it was on the telly :-/

    I also remember borrowing one of those bikes from the local bike shop and thinking “Soooo much suspension! It’s like riding a magic carpet over the trails!”

    Now I feel old.

    Jet – she’s still FAF now!!
    Visions of the dressing room after the show with her and Carol 😀

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